5 tips for preparing a car for the fall


Body and LFP
Carefully inspect the body and paintwork of your car. If after an active year of operation on it there were mechanical damage and after the paint, do not be lazy to eliminate them at least by means of help - paint "pencil" in color or locally painted in tone. The fact is that high humidity and possible temperature variations "through zero" by autumn nights will do their thing - the rust is formed quite quickly. If you wait and winter (and in the cold season, not every paint will be taken for local painting), then the cost of repairs will be much more. It is also important to remember that in the autumn, the amount of dust and dirt on the road increases slowly but surely wears LFP. The best way to protect is to cover the car body solid (hard, not liquid, which is usually imposed by the washers) with wax.

Humidity in the cabin
In the salon, pay special attention to humidity. To reduce the amount of moisture in the interior and to keep the factory dry carpet, during the rainy and snowy season, replace the cloth mats with rubber or silicone, which will retain moisture. If persuasion or money does not allow to replace the mats with more utilitarian, then regularly watch that the upholstery is not wet. Moisture is a sure sign of quick corrosion of the body bottom. Check also the efficiency of electric heating of exterior mirrors and rear glass, without which it will be difficult to rain and just wet autumn days. Do not be too lazy to check how your oven is warm in the cabin.

Tires and wheels
The wheels also need to be closely monitored. Seasonal redevelopment is not far off, but even to it it is necessary to control pressure in tires. In autumn, the daily temperature difference reaches 17-20 degrees. At the same time, the pressure in the tires can be reduced and without a serious problem. And if your car also has cast or stamped discs with scratches and chips - paint them with varnish in color. In winter, in the cold, you do not want to do this, and the chemicals that sprinkle / water the roads in bad weather, very strongly affect the "light" alloys, causing their corrosion.

Brushes and the mechanism of "janitors"
In the autumn, it is not unnecessary to trace how brushes "janitors" work: do not leave them on the glass of passes, do not jerk during work ... If the answer is positive - before you are obvious signs of their rapid death. If you hear an unpleasant sound (creaking, crackling) during the trapeze of wipers, then it may be time to grease it.

Battery and lights
Despite the remaining mileage to the regulated MOT, before the autumn season, it is not superfluous to look under the hood. It should at least visually check the high-voltage wires for seals, cracks, and shattered shells. And if you already climbed into the engine compartment, look how long the battery of your car is. If it is still fresh enough, then just a prophylactic recharge is enough. Well, completing the electricity review, look at the car "in the eye": fogging the headlights and freezing the concentrate can lead to the oxidation of contacts, failure of the lamps and even the destruction of reflectors of optics. Typically, the cause of fogging headlamps and lanterns is the leakproofness of their cases.